Over the past two weekends musicians and festival fanatics invaded Indio, California for COACHELLA! The festival of all festivals, in our opinion. Unfortunately we were unable to make it this year, but we noticed some C&G gear and some of our beautiful followers did! After the hype of weekend one, we couldn’t wait to see what weekend two had in store. Coachella wouldn’t be Coachella without the flood of celebrity guests. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Usher and Gwen Stefani were just a few of the special guests to make cameos onstage with performing artists.
Weekend one was April 11-13. The first day was off to a great start thanks to Ellie Goulding and Haim. Both acts brought out large crowds and showed great confidence throughout their performances. Closing Day 1 of the festival was the highly anticipated OutKast. They had special guests Janelle Monae and Future out to support them during their set, and of course they played the classic hit, “Hey Ya!”. However, despite the hype of the reunion of this hip hop duo, their set was underwhelming to most.Day 2 featured a sandstorm to attendees, but the music continued to play. The day was full of cameos, specifically by Pharrell. SnoopDogg, P Diddy, Diplo, Tyler, the Creator, Busta Rhymes and Gwen Stefani all made an appearance during his set, and even Pharrell himself appeared alongside Jay Z for Nas’ set. Headliner Muse paid tribute to the late Kurt Cobain and covered a Nirvana song to close the day. Sunday featured more EDM musicians which appeared to be crowd pleasing. Closing the festival and Weekend 1 was the Arcade Fire. They brought up Debbie Harry to sing some classic Blondie tunes. Weekend 1 was a success, full of fun and partying.
Weekend 2 featured a bit more of an older crowd. The same energy from weekend 1 was there, and the musicians were ready to bring it in. The same lineup played the following weekend. Fans were cheering and welcoming the acts in true festival fashion. OutKast was able to redeem themselves from an underwhelming set the previous weekend, and the crowd couldn’t resist. The following day was full of movement. The acts performing were full of energy and good beats to move to. Solange, Capital Cities and MGMT were some of the acts playing. To close the festival on Sunday, The Arcade Fire once again brought a guest. Two white robots came out to perform, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.
Like always, the festival was a good time for all. Music, music and more music. What’s not to love? Don’t forget, we’ve got all of your festival needs at http://www.charlesandgrace.com